CMA CGM and VIKING work together for better safety equipment management
Today, CMA CGM is one of over 1,000 shipowners that have adopted the VIKING safety equipment agreement model. Seven out of ten shipowners expand their agreements with VIKING during the contract period, and around 95 percent opt for renewal when an agreement expires.
MANAGING SAFETY EQUIPMENT AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE CMA CGM’ safety equipment strategy aims to:
- Ensure emergency-preparedness across the fleet
- Ensure regulatory compliancy
- Support its zero-detention goal
- Simplify administration
- Ensure cost predictability
- Eliminate out-of-date equipment
- Reduce equipment condemnation rates
Life-Saving Equipment is a global market leader in maritime and offshore safety, providing and servicing safety and fire-fighting equipment for passenger and cargo ships, offshore installations, fishing vessels, the navy, fire departments and leisure yachts. VIKING is a privately held corporation founded in 1960 with group headquarters in Denmark. Products are manufactured in Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria and Thailand. VIKING offers a broad range of high-quality safety products and systems as well as tailored safety solutions certified in accordance with the latest IMO, SOLAS, EU and USCG requirements. The VIKING product range includes chute and slide-based marine and offshore evacuation systems, liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits, fire suits, work suits, aviation safety gear, life- and rescue boats, hooks, davits, firefighting equipment, pyrotechnics and other lifesaving appliances. VIKING Shipowner and Offshore Safety Agreements are uniquely customizable concepts incorporating safety products, global servicing, exchange, single-source management, and financing in a variety of fixed price structures. With 2,000 dedicated employees and a network comprising 72 branches, 260 certified servicing stations, multiple agents and stock points worldwide, VIKING is a truly global provider of safety solutions in all significant markets and locations.